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Chave: 1985-2017

The Chave family is Rhône Royalty.

Chave produces some of the greatest wines in the world. At every price point, you'll find something extraordinary. 

The Crown Jewel of the Northern Rhône
- Magnum Edition: 2017 Chave Hermitage Magnums

It's early in the game, but it's very likely that Chave produced the greatest northern Rhône wine in 2017. Of course, this isn't a surprise. The Chave family is Rhône royalty.

Hermitage Greatness Meets Value:
2015 Chave Hermitage Farconnet

For the ultimate combination of prestige and value, we turn to Chave’s Hermitage Farconnet. Chave’s regular Hermitage bottling is one of the greatest wines from the northern Rhone and currently sells for hundreds of dollars per bottle. The Hermitage Farconnet, which is part of Chave’s negociant label, maintains every bit of Chave’s exacting standards but costs just a fraction of the price.

Prime Hermitage - 2 Barrels Produced:
2016 Faurie Hermitage Bessards

Bernard Faurie is well into his sixties, and he's still a driving force behind some of the purest expressions of Hermitage that we know. Today, we're excited to present a true rarity, Faurie's Hermitage Bessards.

The Crown Jewel of the Northern Rhône: 2017 Chave Hermitage

It's early in the game, but it's very likely that Chave produced the greatest northern Rhône wine in 2017. Of course, this isn't a surprise. The Chave family is Rhône royalty.

Back-Vintage Chave
2007 Chave Hermitage Rouge

We always come back to Chave’s Hermitage. It’s one of our favorite wines in the world. Today, I'm very happy to offer a small parcel of sharply priced 2007 Hermitage. 

The Crown Jewel of the Northern Rhône
1995 & 2000 Chave Hermitage

I'm going to keep this short. Over the years, we've made our feelings about Chave clear. These are some of the greatest wines in the world. Today, I'm very happy to offer two back-vintages of Chave that could serve as bookends of Chave's stylistic range and testaments the profundity of Chave's Hermitage. 

"Straight-up awesome purity of fruit" - 2016 Chave Hermitage Blanc

In the world of white wine, Chave’s Hermitage Blanc stands alone. Chave’s Hermitage are among the greatest wines in the world.

Rhône Royalty: 2011 & 2014 Chave Hermitage Rouge

Chave’s masterful Hermitage is the crown jewel of the Northern Rhône. There’s simply no better expression of Syrah on the planet.

The Master of Hermitage: 2012 Chave Hermitage Blanc

Chave's Hermitage is one of the great wines of the world. His red Hermitage assumes a looming presence, but his white is simply profound. Today, we pay homage to Chave's extraordinary Hermitage Blanc.

A Huge Surprise, Revisited: 2008 Chave Hermitage Rouge

We're on a Northern Rhône kick. Now that temperatures have started to cool, it's what we're craving. It seemed like the perfect moment to revisit Chave's 2008 Hermitage.

Rhône Royalty, Back-Vintage Edition
2006 Chave Hermitage Rouge

There's simply no better expression of Syrah on the planet than Chave's Hermitage.

It's the crown jewel of the Northern Rhône.

Rhone Royalty Unembellished
2015 Faurie Hermitage Greffieux/Bessards

There is no grander, more regal expression of Syrah than Hermitage. Bernard Faurie is one of the great old traditionalists of Hermitage.

Chave Hermitage Blanc Magnums: 2011-2013

Chave's Hermitage is one of the great wines of the world. His red Hermitage assumes a looming presence, but his white is simply profound. Today, we pay homage to Chave's extraordinary Hermitage Blanc.

Unembellished Greatness:
2014 Faurie Hermitage Greffieux-Bessards & Bessards-Meal

Bernard Faurie is well into sixities and still a driving force behind some of the purest expression of Hermitage that we know.

A Huge Surprise:
2008 Chave Hermitage Rouge

Chave's 2008 Hermitage takes preconceived notions and turns them on their head.

A Fusion of Power and Refinement:
2014 Chave Hermitage Rouge

"This beauty has class and will evolve gracefully." - Jeb Dunnuck

One of the great red wines of the world
1990 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle

Simply put, this is one of the legendary bottles of the Northern Rhône and beyond. Jaboulet's La Chapelle is a crown jewel of not only the Rhône, but the entire wine world. Clive Coates calls it "One of the great red wines of the world." 

One of the wines of the vintage:
2013 Chave Hermitage Rouge

Chave’s masterful Hermitage is the crown jewel of the Northern Rhône - there's simply no better expression of Syrah on the planet. The Chave family has been making wine on the slopes of the Northern Rhône for over 500 years and Hermitage Rouge is their flagship bottling. Chave allows Hermitage to shine in all its majestic nobility and ageworthiness.